Formula North student engineering event being held at Barrie Molson Centre
Driver Matt Evans, an engineering student at the University of Akron in Ohio, sits in the cockpit of his team's open-wheel race-car as other teammates make adjustments. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO
Formula North, Canada's first and only 'Formula Student' automotive engineering design competition, is being held at the Barrie Molson Centre until Sunday.
The fourth-annual competition includes more than two dozen post-secondary, student-run teams that have designed and built single-seat, open-wheeled Formula-style vehicles to compete in various static and dynamic events.
Following a complete evaluation, they are meticulously timed, measured and judged by industry professionals.
Aspects of the competition include engineering design, cost, marketing, endurance, acceleration, skid pad, autocross and fuel economy.
For more information, visit www.formulanorth.com.